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Fellaini dismisses Everton exit reports

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Marouane Fellaini has moved to quash speculation he will be looking to leave Everton when the transfer window reopens in January.

Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad carried an interview with Fellaini on Sunday which said he has "seen everything" at Everton and was now looking for a way out of the Merseyside club.

"I am just starting my fifth season at Everton, this will be one of my last," Fellaini was quoted as saying. "I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship.''

But the player, who is a cult hero among Everton fans and has enjoyed a terrific start to the season, denied the quotes were his in a statement issued on Facebook.

"I was very surpised to read in some newspapers that I will leave Everton very soon and perhaps next January," he wrote. "Let me remind you that I am very happy in Liverpool and our start of the championship was good.

"Kevin Mirallas and some other good players joined us to make a better squad in order to realise a good championship in the line of the end of the last one.

"So with Everton, I am ready to play all the season and to reach our goals of this season. However, my only concern for the moment is of course our [Belgium] Tuesday's game against Croatia.

"Whether you're in Belgium or England, thank you from my heart for your support... "

Fellaini joined Everton in a £15 million move from Standard Liege in 2008 and has scored 22 goals in 130 appearances.

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